Brown-Forman Logistics Coordinator in Versailles, Kentucky

Job Description:

Basic Function

Support activities related to receipt of materials and shipment of customer orders through Woodford Reserve Distillery logistics, leveraging continuous improvement mindset and technical acumen to position the department for continued growth and evolve the manner in which work gets done.


  • Support management of external warehouse partners, gathering and reporting analytics, acting as liaison for communications, etc.

  • Generate monthly carrier reliability and performance metrics, including updating arrival and departure times in tracking sheet and providing summary of delays throughout the day. Recommend opportunities for improvement.

  • Support inventory management, including assisting with finished goods inventory counts, including month-end, and reconciliation as needed, and proactively monitoring space against planned loads (e.g. finished goods, materials, etc.) to optimize warehouse footprint

  • Participate in shipment discrepancy investigations.

  • Perform monthly reconciliation, audit and discrepancy investigations of ADV invoices.

  • Consistently review and recommend process enhancements with the goal of improved efficiency, operational effectiveness and continuous improvement.

  • Leverage department activity tracking sheet (Shipping To Do) daily for order lock-outs and early delivery dropping process improvements.

  • Process receipts, including entering all incoming and outgoing raw materials and external warehouse finished goods, and transfers of finished goods and materials.

  • Post shipments and process receipts using SAP. Distribute and file paperwork within specific time limits set by department.

  • Create and update SOPs and work instruction documents.

  • Implement and manage BOL scanning process.

  • Assist with daily shipping operations, including but not limited to reviewing open orders, running SAP reports, updating spreadsheets, creating shipment paperwork, monitoring inventory and accuracy.

  • Support BTB shipment process, including creation of paperwork, scheduling and staging of orders, and management of Google order sheet. Communicate order status to customers and corporate partners as needed.

  • Create and file paperwork related to Navy, AAFES and others as assigned.

  • Help coordinate and organize JDB/BFL builds.

  • Manage shipment photo process, including Google folder organization and sharing settings and integration into SAP.

  • Coordinate Ruth Hunt and Bourbon Barrel Foods drum fills, completing associated paperwork.

  • Create truck and container paperwork for both live and staged loads.

  • Help prepare cases for air shipment.

  • Participate in monthly self-assessments (e.g. EHS, HK&S, etc.) in warehouse.

  • Serve as back-up for logistics supervisor and operator as needed for vacation and/or leave coverage.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Drive for Results

  • Self-directed with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Exhibits a focus on results and sense of urgency

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and decision-making capabilities

  • Able to multi-task and measure results

  • Strong planning and organizational skills


  • Demonstrated understanding of how, when, where and what to communicate, verbally and/or in writing, to colleagues, leaders and other members of the operation in order to support efficiency and collaboration across the business

  • Proven record of accurate and timely communications

  • Able to communicate across all levels of the organization

  • Strong listening, comprehension and relationship-building skills


  • Encourages greater diversity in the organization

  • Seeks and leverages diverse points of view

  • Proven ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds/skills

Continuous Improvement

  • Explores innovation in technology, people, processes and systems

  • Utilizes resources, internal and external, effectively

  • Actively engages in Woodford Reserve Continuous Improvement initiatives

Must Requirements

  • Proficent in Microsoft (Word, Excel, etc.) and Google (Sheets, Forms, Mail, etc.) platforms

  • 3 - 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and perform basic mathematical functions

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel, internal and external

  • Strong communication skills

  • Able to manage independently and complete assigned workload within established deadlines in a high-volume consumer goods industry

  • Able to work overtime and/or flexible work hours as needed to meet departmental demands

  • Able to lift 50 lbs and reach forward 20” and lift up to 58"

  • Must wear steel-toed safety shoes

Preferred Experience

  • Associate’s degree

  • Experience with computer integrated manufacturing or ERP systems

  • Knowledge of transportation modes, services, facilities, equipment

  • HAZMAT Certified

  • Experience in alcohol beverage industry

About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Production

City: Versailles

State: KY

Country: United States

Req Type: Non-exempt

AutoReqId: 4559BR